Up your beauty game without breaking the bank …
Our pharmacies are a great first stop when it comes to finding skincare that works. According to recent research by No7 and Boots, for their new No7 Derm Solutions skincare launch, almost half (45 per cent) of adults claim they mostly find information on skincare in their local pharmacy – a higher number than those finding information online through social media. Here are four new pharmacy arrivals that will up your beauty game …
THE NEW FOUNDATION
Shiseido’s new foundation is a winner. We haven’t been wearing using foundation much recently, but on first try of this Revitalessence Skin Glow Foundation SPF30, we loved it instantly. Maybe it’s the prebiotics, including fermented kefir+ and niacinamide – their clinical studies show it helps to visibly reduce the appearance of lines and also brighten and smooth the skin. We definitely see the smoothing effects, and love the light but buildable finish – and find it really glowy. The bottle is made from PCR materials. €63, at pharmacies nationwide and lookfantastic.ie.
THE SKINCARE STAR
Dr Helena McMahon’s sea-powered skincare is the real deal. Treat yourself to a Seabody gift set, from €65 for the Glycan Enrich Moisturiser (my favourite) plus Aquasurge Day Serum duo. You’re saving money on each set, so it’s a good opportunity to restock (or gift, if you’re feeling selfless). Available from October 23, at www.seabody.com and pharmacies including CH Chemist Tralee.
The Boots No7 Restore & Renew 25 Days of Beauty advent calendar is currently on offer at €65 (saving €182). In this box you’re getting a whopping €247-worth of skincare, including 14 full-size products – it’ll keep you going through 2024. It covers all bases, featuring everything from Retinol Night Concentrate to brow pens and lip colours. You’ll be hard-pushed to give it away … But be quick, these sell fast. www.boots.ie.
CURLY HAIR CARE
Michele Scott Lynch’s Boucleme hair range is available at Boots, delivering a carefully thought-through approach to getting the absolute best from your curls, from moisture masks to Seal + Shield Conditioner (€30.99). Keep your eyes peeled for Michele’s bathroom beauty essentials coming soon on thegloss.ie …